Kenyan Relatives of Ethiopian Airlines Plane Crash Victims Flown to Addis

Kenyan Relatives of Ethiopian Airlines Plane Crash Victims Flown to Addis

The Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft crashed six minutes after takeoff Sunday, killing all 157 people on board.

In recordings of the pilot's conversations with controllers, he didn't indicate any external problems with the jet or the flight, like a bird collision, CEO Tewolde Gebremariam told The Wall Street Journal.

The airline is planning to send the 737 Max 8 plane's flight data recorder to Europe rather than the U.S. for analysis, he said.

Trump issued an emergency order to ground the planes, saying aircraft already in the air will continue to their destinations before being grounded.

As the crash is being investigated, many countries have pulled the 737 Max 8 airplane.

The victims came from more than 30 nations.

At that time, he learned from a close friend that the flight had crashed and the Greek media were reporting on the tragedy.

"It's millions of small threads we nearly never feel - but one to break is enough to feed the whole web instantly", he further said. The drop has lopped $26.65 billion (£20 billion) off Boeing's market value.

Another Boeing 737 MAX 8, flown by Indonesia's Lion Air, crashed soon after takeoff from Jakarta in October a year ago, killing 189 people.

The crash has led to questions about Boeing's new 737 MAX 8 jet, which was also involved in the Lion Air crash that killed 189 people last October.

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"This is a new type of aircraft with a new black box, with new software".

An Ethiopian Airlines staff member, also wearing black, told the mourners it was offering them free accommodation, she said the company would provide counselling.

Of the top 10 countries by air passenger travel, all but the United States and Japan have halted flights of the 737 MAX.

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Boeing and US airlines, however, maintain that the 737 Max is safe to fly.

On Tuesday, the European Union's aviation safety regulator suspended all flights in the bloc by the 737 MAX and a US senator who chairs a panel overseeing aviation suggested the United States take similar action.

Boeing said it stands by the plane.

Passenger Chanan Goder, who does business in the southern region of the Sudan, said that had the plane crash occurred a few days earlier on the Thursday night flight that he had taken, it could have been a national disaster for Israel.

October's Lion Air crash is also unresolved, but attention has focused so far on the role of a software system created to push the plane down as well as airline training and maintenance.

The 737 line, which has flown for more than 50 years, is the world's best selling modern passenger aircraft. It is tweaking the system created to prevent an aerodynamic stall if sensors detect that the plane's nose is pointed too high and its speed is too slow.